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New International Students

International Students

Welcome to the CU community!

We are so glad that you will be joining our Campbellsville University (CU) community! Take a look at the information below and get ready to join us at CU!

Be sure to pay special attention to deadlines and the list of things to do before you arrive.


Fall 2024- Plan to arrive on campus on August 16.

International Student Orientation (we call it CGE Compass) is scheduled for August 17, 2024.

*Athletes- Some athletes will arrive early for practice. If you are an athlete, contact your coach about your required arrival dates.

Airport Shuttle

Make Your Reservation Here

CGE will be offering a shuttle from the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) to Campbellsville University’s Main Campus on August 16, 2024. Two different times will be offered for the airport shuttle: 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (U.S. Eastern Time).

If you would like to use the airport shuttle, you will need to make a reservation during the reservation period (July 1-July 31). Airport shuttle reservations cost $50, and seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All flights should arrive at least 1 hour before the scheduled shuttle time. The airport shuttle is for students only. Family members will need to make alternative transportation plans.

If you need to arrive the day before, we recommend that you stay at the Tru Hotel at the Louisville airport. Use the link below to book a room at the Tru Hotel for a discounted rate for one night (check-in August 15; check-out August 16). The deadline to book a room for the discounted rate is July 31, 2024. If you choose to book a room at this hotel, we will pick you up from the hotel on the morning of August 16.

Make Your Reservation Here

Arriving on Campus

We have prepared a welcome for you when you arrive on campus.

All students on the shuttle will be taken to the Student Activity Center, where you will meet CGE staff and Resident Directors who will help you find your dorm and give you important orientation information.

Other Arrival Plans

We know that some students will not be able to take the airport shuttle on the day they arrive or they will prefer to make other plans. Please use these resources if you need to find a hotel in the area, rent a car, or take a taxi.


Hotels with airport shuttles
Rental Cars at the Louisville Airport
Hotels in Campbellsville

If you are arriving on your own or with family, please come to campus on August 16 at 10:30 AM or 6:30 PM for an easy and welcoming check-in experience. Additional details will be sent to your email.

CGE Compass

This is a special orientation session for all international students! All new international students should plan to attend.

  • Complete the required check in with the CGE immigration advisor
  • Complete your new student checklist
  • Receive important information
  • Meet other international students

Dorm Supplies

Fall Semester Arrivals

CU has partnered with Dormify to help you get the things you need. You have the option to order from Dormify and they will ship your things directly to CU!

If you are going to use this service, order no later than July 15. Visit the International Orientation page for more information.

If you order after July 15, follow the instructions for spring semester arrivals.

Spring Semester Arrivals

Feel free to order from one of these popular companies:
Bed Bath and Beyond

Walmart during orientation for students who were unable to order in advance.

If you place an order before you arrive, send it to this address:
Student Name/Student ID# c/o CGE
1 University Drive, 796
Campbellsville, KY 42718

Consider bringing these special items too:

  • Your country’s flag
  • A traditional cultural or holiday clothes
  • Things that will help you share your country or culture